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Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern Wildcats
The WIldcats are the athletic teams of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The school colors are purple and white and all teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The women's lacrosse team has won the National Championship five times and the football team has been ranked No. 1 twice in school history. Famous athletes include Joe Girardi, Mike Adamle, Luke Donald, Betty Robinson, Todd Martin, Otto Graham and Matt Grevers.
The WIldcats are the athletic teams of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The school colors are purple and white and all teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The women's lacrosse team has won the National Championship five times and the football team has been ranked No. 1 twice in school history. Famous athletes include Joe Girardi, Mike Adamle, Luke Donald, Betty Robinson, Todd Martin, Otto Graham and Matt Grevers. « Show less

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  • Northwestern's Chance Carter marches to his own beat

     Northwestern's Chance Carter marches to his own beat
    He plays in what's called "the box" — a front designed to corral running backs and harass quarterbacks. But only a fool would put Chance Carter in a box. Northwestern's fifth-year senior defensive tackle is a free thinker in a sport that...
  • Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Nebraska

    Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Nebraska
    Their egos are bruised, their bodies are battered. Nebraska dominated the second half in its 38-17 victory over Northwestern on Saturday, leaving a bevy of injured Wildcats in its wake. Superback Dan Vitale left Ryan Field in a walking boot; receiver Kyle...
  • Week 9 Friday night football updates

    Week 9 Friday night football updates
    Follow along on Twitter @ChiTribPreps. At a game? Send updates using hashtag #TribFB on Twitter. Get all the scores here. Mike Helfgot breaks down this week's top games here. Want to know where your team is ranked? Check it out here.  Catch up...
  • Northwestern, Syracuse highlight Terps' schedule in first women's Big Ten season

    Northwestern, Syracuse highlight Terps' schedule in first women's Big Ten season
    Maryland's schedule for the first Big Ten women's lacrosse season features some things old and some things new as the Terps leave behind a couple of storied rivalries to face a new conference and new foes, including a first meeting with Florida. The...
  • Northwestern unravels late in loss to Nebraska

     Northwestern unravels late in loss to Nebraska
    Northwestern and Nebraska, it seemed, were incapable of playing a lopsided game. Their previous three meetings resulted in victories decided by three points, one point and a last-second Hail Mary. The Saturday night gathering at soggy Ryan Field had the...
  • Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Minnesota

    Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Minnesota
    Halfway through the season, Northwestern is halfway to bowl eligibility. And with a remaining slate of Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue and Illinois, the Wildcats should get to six wins … shouldn't they? Here's a look back at the 24-...
  • Northwestern would go all out to prevent another Hail Mary

     Northwestern would go all out to prevent another Hail Mary
    After Nebraska stunned Northwestern last year on a Hail Mary, the prevailing question was this: How could you let that happen? Given what has transpired this season in the Pac-12, the question is this: How on earth do you prevent that from happening?...
  • Northwestern looks to blend veterans, newcomers

    With half of his Northwestern roster newcomers, coach Chris Collins is soliciting the help of his upperclassmen to mentor them — even if it means the newbies might grab some of their playing time. The Wildcats finished 14-19 last season and 6-12...
  • Q&A: @FauxPelini prefers 'wild pants' to Northwestern Wildcats

    Q&A: @FauxPelini prefers 'wild pants' to Northwestern Wildcats
    Bo Pelini’s alter ego is a Chicagoan who normally bats out tweets while watching Nebraska games at a sports bar or friend’s house. Not Saturday. The brains behind the equally dimwitted and clever @FauxPelini will be at Ryan Field on Saturday...
  • Maryland is significant underdog heading into game at Wisconsin

    The oddsmakers apparently do not see Maryland stacking up well heading into Saturday's game at Wisconsin. The Terps are 11.5-point underdogs according to the three lines at ESPN.com. The Badgers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) are ranked first nationally in...
  • Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area

     Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area
    The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital....